The Narromine to Narrabri project in mid-north western New South Wales is Inland Rail’s longest section of track.

Following NSW Government approval in February 2023, the project was assessed by the Australian Government under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The project was approved by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) on 31 January 2024.

With all primary environmental approvals in place, we will continue developing the project’s detailed design and commence preparing environmental and social management plans, permits and licenses, which are required before any major construction can start.

We will also complete low-impact pre-construction activities, approved by the New South Wales Government, including service utility relocations, and site investigations, such as geotechnical surveys, to better understand ground conditions.

The project comprises approximately 306km of new rail corridor and track. When complete, it will enable freight trains to connect with the section of Inland Rail under construction between Narrabri and North Star and the completed Parkes to Narromine section that supports freight transport to Adelaide and Perth.

Construction will involve millions of cubic meters of earthworks for new embankments, the installation of thousands of concrete culvert drains, road realignments and utility relocations. The current design features 49 new public level crossings, 75 new bridges and viaducts and seven crossing loops, each up to 2.2km long.

To get a bird’s eye view of the Narromine to Narrabri section and see the structures proposed in the current design, click here and scroll down to see the fly-through videos.



New track



Anticipated works

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Project map

The preferred route between Narromine and Narrabri is via Burroway, Curban, Mt Tenandra and Baradine.


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Interactive map

We have developed an interactive map of the current project design. Drop a pin on the map to add your comment. Your feedback will help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.

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Narwonah Material Distribution Centre Information Sheet

This fact sheet provides information about the Narwonah Material Distribution Centre (MDC), a facility located approximately 8km south of Narromine. The MDC will stockpile materials and machinery for the construction of Inland Rail.


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